Vital Cities and Citizens
VCC develops joint research initiatives with Repolis in the field of community-led initiatives in the field of urban development, sustainability, water management, health care, and energy transition.
IHS is part of the EUR Holding and is aimed to tackle the problems faced in reducing poverty and improving the quality of life in cities. VCC cooperates on a number of fields with IHS, like the PhD programme Urban Governance and Development and the master specialisation on Urban Governance.
Many PhD candidates follow courses and get professional trainings from the Erasmus Graduate School of Social Sciences and the Humanities.
Prof. dr. Nina Glick-Schiller (University of Manchester) received an honourary doctorate by recommendation of the Erasmus Initiative ‘Vital Cities and Citizens’. The anthropologist connects questions of migration, identity, power, citizenship and urban development. In this field Glick-Schiller is considered a leading scientist. Her most recent work investigates migration theories by researching the relationship between the migrant and the city.